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Domestic and family violence against women began to be considered a crime after the approval of Law n. 11,340, on August 7, 2006, which became known as the Law Maria da Penha. This law creates mechanisms to restrain and prevent aggression based on family cohabitation and has become an instrument of social transformation throughout its 11 years of existence.
Women who are victims of domestic and family violence are subjected to a cycle that is repeated, and 3 main phases of aggression can be identified: increased tension; act of violence; repentance and caring behavior.
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Information is a great ally of women when it comes to domestic and family violence: it is necessary to know the various forms of aggression and to promote access to the Law Maria da Penha on a large scale.
In addition to educational actions capable of fighting gender stereotypes and inequalities in the power relations between men and women, there are many instruments to assist and protect women in situations of violence.